Health Services

​​​Our mission is to enhance the academic success of students and wellness of staff through: health education, nursing services and environmental safety. This will be accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the school district, students, parents, health care providers and other community members and agencies.​​​​​​​​​​ Services provided include basic screening, monitoring, health care services, health promotion, resources, and referrals. 

​Mary Bridge to host two FREE immunization clinics

All immunizations are FREE for children 18 and younger. These clinics are a great opportunity for students to receive any missing immunizations. There are no appointment times, but RSVPs help the clinic anticipate patient needs. 

What to bring?

  • Your student’s current immunizations. If you do not have a copy, your school office can print for you.
  • Insurance card or information with you. Immunizations are free and insurance is not required.  
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the end time.

Mary Bridge WIC office, 316 N. L St., Tacoma

  1. Thursday, January 30 / 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  2. Friday, January 31 / 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

RSVP THURS, JAN 30​​​​
RSVP FRI, JAN 31​​​​

Vaccines required for school attendance

The Washington State Department of Health requires students to show proof of required vaccines for school attendance. All students must have a Washington State Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form on file. The CIS form must have the required vaccine dates listed and a parent/guardian signature. View the required vaccines for school attendance (Grades K-12 and Preschool).

*As of July 28, 2019, a new state law removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR vaccine required for school and child care attendance.*

In Summary:

  • Personal/philosophical exemptions for MMR are no longer valid
  • Children need healthcare provider verified proof of MMR vaccination by the first day of school
  • Children not compliant with state vaccine requirements may be excluded from school

You can find more information at the WA Department of Health exemption law change web page, including FAQs: www.doh.wa.gov/mmrexemption 

If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.


 

Resources

The Health Services Department strives to keep students, staff, parents/guardians and community members informed about current health topics. The following links provide useful information.

Head Lice​Enterovirus | Mumps | Measles Pertussis (Whopping Coup) | MRSA FLU | HPV  Meningitis